Kohli’s “SECOND HOME” offers him dry, flat ground


IND vs SL Live: Virat Kohli Centenary Drought – It’s been 840 days and counting, the century-old Virat Kohli machine has gone without scoring a ton. While stuck on 70 centuries for more than two years, in Bengaluru ‘Second Home’, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) offered him a dry and flat track for the Day-Night Pink-Ball Test against Sri Lanka, starting Saturday. Follow live updates of the 2nd India vs Sri Lanka Test on InsideSport.IN.

The pitch at M Chinnaswamy Stadium has always helped batters score plenty of runs. Add to that the brown, dry surface for the 2nd test, it’s ideal for any drummer, let alone Kohli. The former India captain who has a century of testing at the site, hopes to bank on his familiarity with the terrain to break its centuries-old drought.

IND vs SL Live: Virat Kohli’s ‘SECOND HOME’ gives him dry, flat ground for the Pink-Ball test, can Kohli end his century of drought? – Follow live updates

Also Read: IND vs SL 2nd Test: Virat Kohli’s WORST NIGHTMARE, 50 Average Across All Formats Under BIG THREAT – Check Why?

The Bengaluru pitch sported a dry, brown and flat look devoid of any life for pacers

Virat Kohli @ Stade M Chinnaswamy in test:

  • 103 & 51* vs New Zealand, August 2012
  • 12 & 15 vs Australia, March 2017

On Friday, he was seen watching the pitch closely. With generally dry weather in Bengaluru in March with temperatures hovering above 30, the ground should be a hitter’s paradise. Having played for Royal Challengers Bangalore for 15 years, Virat Kohli knows this very well. Incidentally, his last century also came in a day-night pink ball test against Bangladesh and he hopes to pull off this one.

IND vs SL Live: Virat Kohli’s ‘SECOND HOME’ gives him dry, flat ground for the Pink-Ball test, can Kohli end his century of drought? – Follow live updates

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Virat Kohli is spending a lot of batting time on the adjacent field to prepare for the homecoming

IND vs SL Live: Virat Kohli’s ‘SECOND HOME’ gives him dry, flat ground for the Pink-Ball test, can Kohli end his century of drought? – Follow live updates

Virat Kohli’s worst nightmare – However, if he doesn’t hit the bat, his record 50+ average in all formats will be in jeopardy. Kohli is the only batsman to average 50+ in all three formats.

Virat Kohli is currently averaging 50.35 in Tests and if he scores 42 or less in the first legs of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka, his Test average will drop below 50. Since his last Test century, his average dropped to 28.75. Until its 70th century, it weighed an average of 54.97.

Kohli averaged 50 in his 52nd Test against England at Wankhede Stadium when he slammed 235 in the first leg. He hit a career-best average of 55.10 when he slammed 254 against South Africa in Pune in 2019. But his stats have been slowly declining. In his 100th test at Mohali, he passed 45.

IND vs SL Live: Virat Kohli’s ‘SECOND HOME’ gives him dry, flat ground for the Pink-Ball test, can Kohli end his century of drought? – Follow live updates

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Virat Kohli averages in three formats:

  • Trial: 50.35
  • ODI: 58.07
  • T20I: 51.50

IND vs SL Live: Virat Kohli’s ‘SECOND HOME’ gives him dry, flat ground for the Pink-Ball test, can Kohli end his century of drought? – Follow live updates

IND vs SL 2nd Test: Why is Virat Kohli’s BIG RECORD threatened?

  • Virat Kohli has not scored a century in the last 838 days.
  • His last century came in November 2019 against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens.
  • His career-high average in Test was 55.10 after his 254 uneliminated against South Africa in 2019.
  • Since his 70th century, he has averaged just 28.75 in 29 innings.
  • He needs to score 43 or more in the first legs of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka to maintain the 50+ average in Test.
  • If Kohli scores 42 or less in the first run, for the first time in 6 years, he will lose the 50+ average across three record formats.

IND vs SL Live: Virat Kohli’s ‘SECOND HOME’ gives him dry, flat ground for the Pink-Ball test, can Kohli end his century of drought? – Follow live updates

However, three other test greats – Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar – never saw their stats dip below 50. Despite occasional lean patches, Gavaskar, Tendulkar and Dravid maintained a 50+ average throughout. throughout their career.

Gavaskar ended up with an average of 51.12 while Sachin Tendulkar managed a career average of 53.78 while Rahul Dravid finished his batting career with an average of 52.31. But Virat Kohli doesn’t care too much about maintaining that. While touring South Africa, Kohli said he was not chasing records and numbers.

IND vs SL Live: Virat Kohli’s ‘SECOND HOME’ gives him dry, flat ground for the Pink-Ball test, can Kohli end his century of drought? – Follow live updates

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